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3 Ways that Smoky Mountain Whitewater Rafting Makes Your Vacation Even Better

December 20, 2016 March 17th, 2020
A group of people enjoying Smoky Mountain whitewater rafting.

The Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee are a very popular vacation destination for people from all across the globe. The scenery is unbeatable, the hiking is world class and the people who live here are as friendly as they come. While each season has plenty of fun activities to enjoy, the most fun adventure during the hot summer months is spending a day Smoky Mountain whitewater rafting. You’ll love splashing through the rapids and soaking in the scenery in a whole new way, and no Smoky Mountain vacation can be considered complete without it!

1. You’ll Experience Something New and Exciting

Vacations are meant to be laid back and relaxing, but they’re also designed to let you have brand new, exciting experiences! There’s not much you can do that is more fun than rafting at high speeds down the Pigeon River, taking on the fastest rapids and hitting all the biggest waves! For the most exciting ride offered, you’ll want to check out Upper Pigeon River Extreme. This small raft experience is perfect for adrenaline junkies and the ultimate thrill seekers among you!

If you love the idea of a day of rafting but you aren’t ready for extreme tour, Lower Pigeon River rafting might be the right fit for you. ThisA rafting guide faces his passengers in his raft. tour is great for children or anyone who has no prior rafting experience and wants to take it easy. You’ll still have a blast rafting down the river, but we’ll avoid the huge rapids! No matter which tour you choose, you’ll be guided by a friendly professional!

2. You’ll Get the Chance to Buy an Adventure Combo Pack

Another way that Smoky Mountain whitewater rafting will improve your vacation is by giving you the option to experience multiple adventures for a discounted price! We want you to explore as many area attractions as possible during your few days here, so we offer a variety of Smoky Mountain attraction packages. These package deals will save you money on tickets to Dollywood, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and several other popular spots!

If you’re wanting even more adrenaline-fueled adventure than a day of rafting, you should consider taking advantage of our Smoky Mountain zipline and rafting combo! A ziplining adventure will let you see the sights from high in the sky. Your feet won’t even touch the ground for almost 3 hours! This tour includes a 4-wheeler ride, 3 sky bridges, 9 ziplines and a surprise ending!

3. You’ll Enjoy the Scenery in a Whole New Way

Most people see the Smoky Mountain scenery by hiking, biking, driving the Cades Cove loop or riding the Gatlinburg Sky Lift. While these are all great ways to see the sights, why not enjoy a unique view while floating down the river? You’ll love seeing the soaring trees and lush greenery all around you and the feeling of the cool water on the hot day. Plus, you might even see some cute critters that live in the river, such as the incredibly cute river otter!

Rafts floating down the Pigeon River.No vacation to the Smokies should be considered complete without enjoying a day of Smoky Mountain whitewater rafting, so check out our variety of tours, as well as all our great combo packages, and start planning your trip today!